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First Bell 407GXP of 100 delivered to Shaanxi Helicopter

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Krista Kuznecova
Country: China Aircraft: Helicopters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has delivered the first Bell 407GXP to Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC), a subsidiary of Shaanxi Energy Group. This aircraft is the first of 100 Bell 407GXPs purchased by the company.

Following the official signing of the order in June 2017, the aircraft was handed over at the Xi'an Air Show in China in the presence of Jose Jacinto Monge, managing director of Bell China and Xiaobing Dong, president of Shaanxi Helicopter Co., Ltd.

Xiaoning Yuan, president of Shaanxi Energy Group commented “The 407GXP meets the Chinese market’s demand for a single light helicopter. It has exceptional performance and has been widely used in a broad range of segments including EMS, parapublic, tourism, and firefighting, among others. The gradual development of planned delivery, support, and training infrastructure will continue to promote the utilization of the 407GXP in China and provide Chinese operators with a total solution of product and technical assurance.”

The Bell 407GXP, launched in 2015, is an upgrade to the Bell 407 product line that provides an additional 50 lbs. (22.5 kg) of payload capability, coupled with a new M250 Rolls-Royce engine that improves performance and fuel efficiency delivering class-leading hot and high performance. The Bell 407GXP is also equipped with new avionics features such as hover performance calculator improvement, as well as transmission TBO extension of +500 hours that is designed to lower maintenance costs.



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